It’s Synth Week here on MusicRadar, but don’t think that it’s only Moogs, Prophets and DX7s that we’re concerned with. As well as classic instruments, we’re also celebrating their influence on music, hence this list of the greatest synth tracks ever recorded. Running from 1974 through to the present day (come back tomorrow for part 2), we’ve selected 40 songs you must hear, starting with an all-time classic from Kraftwerk.
Autobahn is an extraordinary piece of music in so many ways. It introduced countless people to electronic music, and its 22 minutes of chugging, melodic tones brought it incredible success. It’s surely still one of the most unusual US hit singles of all time.